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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Reviewed 21 September 2011

When we arrived we had to find a member of staff, walked into the bar and were stared at by the locals, the room was very basic and small, stains (which I hope was make up!) on the bed sheets and hairs in the shower plug hole, bed was really uncomfortable, no double glazing on the front of the building...

1Thank oneinamillion12
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 September 2011

This hotel was recommended to us and we were delighted that it was, as we found it extremely friendly, and were given a great welcome by ALL, the from staff, owners and other regular customers..a big Thank you to you all...I in turn would not hesitate to recommend this very clean, comfortable hotel to any one visiting Builith Wells for...

1Thank cherrytree123
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2011

This is the first time I have put a review on Tripadvisor,although I travel extensively in the UK ,Europe and America.If I experience a problem at a a hotel which I have booked I deal with there and then.I always use Tripadvisor as a review tool and I cannot understand why if there is 20 good reviews for a hotel...

2Thank gary t
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2011

We stayed at the lion with friends and family, The room was fantastic very clean the bed was lovely. The food was very good and home made and nothing was to much trouble. The staff were very helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome. we all will definately stay there again.

Thank prettypolly831
Reviewed 2 September 2011

Family run, good food, extremely clean bathrooms (a pet hate of mine is dirty bathrooms), friendly bar atmosphere, we return here as we enjoy the food, there is a local bar where there is always a local character telling a story or two, fab location and most of all the food is home made, lovely lasagne, beef strogonoff and proper...

Thank PetePowys
Reviewed 22 August 2011

Its about time that the UK tourist industry woke up and smelled the coffee. In this day and age, people do not have to accept poor service, shoddy decor, uncomfortable beds and dreadful food....This hotel was an example of everything that is wrong with the UK tourist industry. We arrived at 6.30 at night, to be left waiting at reception...

3Thank AyrshireLeia
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Couldnt find our booking,didnt show us to room or offer to carry luggage, Receptionist was moody and unhelpful. And as with everything else in this hotel we had to go looking for staff Evening meal and breakfast were both of poor quality and the coffee had no coffee in it. The dining room was similar to a labour club function...

1Thank twoeyedbob
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2010

I was part of a group with classic cars, and we based ourselves at The Lion whilst motoring every day across Wales for miles. My room was good. Clean, large, with a comfortable bed, stunning power-shower, nice toiletries, big white towels. I asked to be at the front, overlooking the bridge and the river, even though they warned me it...

Thank Sussextraveller48
Reviewed 14 September 2010

We booked our room 6 weeks prior to the date we wanted to stay. My partner rang the hotel the day before our stay to make sure that the reservation had been booked, only to be told that they had nothing for us. My partner had spoken to a young man but had not taken his name. We booked well...

Thank cgiovannone
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2010

Booked last-minute for business trip the same day, after concerns that there were no larger chain hotels in the area, that I was familiar with. Shouldn't have worried as The Lion Hotel was a perfect choice, lovely welcome and decorated very tastefully. My room was very clean and room service was highly efficient! Would recommend!

Thank carverhill

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Address: 2 Broad Street, Builth Wells LD2 3DT, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Builth Wells
Number of rooms: 18

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